Famous Bathers: Beethoven

Composer Beethoven was renowned for his unusual bathing habits. According to his secretary

"Washing and bathing were among the most pressing necessities of Beethoven’s life. In this respect, he was indeed an Oriental: to his way of thinking Mohammed did not exaggerate a whit in the number of ablutions he prescribed. If he did not dress to go out during the morning working hours, he would stand in great deshabille at his washstand and pour large pitchers of water over his hands, bellowing up and down the scale or sometimes humming loudly to himself. Then he would stride around his room with rolling or staring eyes, jot something down, then resume his pouring of water and loud singing.

These were moments of deep meditation, to which no one could have objected but for two unfortunate consequences. First of all, the servants would often burst out laughing. This made the master angry and he would sometimes assault them in language that made him cut an even more ridiculous figure. Or, secondly, he would come into conflict with the landlord, for all too often so much water was spilt that it went right through the floor. This was one of the main reasons for Beethoven’s unpopularity as a tenant"

Terrible tenant. Celebrated composer. Founding member of the Tub Club. He could certainly cause less mess and feel even more reinvigorated had he used our Eucalyptus & Orange Refresh Set.

Famous Bathers: Beethoven

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